School Term 3 Update

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Just when we thought things were getting back to normal, we are now needing to draw on the strength in each of us to get through another lockdown.

With the announcement yesterday of further lockdowns in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire it's important to keep up to date with the latest information.

CSPV receives information from the Department of Education and Training as well as Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Catholic Education Melbourne so you can be assured that the information is accurate and up to date.

A media release received by CSPV this morning states, "Catholic Education Melbourne supports the arrangements announced by the State Government for schools in the Melbourne metropolitan area today.

Catholic schools will open for the start of Term 3 as usual for Years 11 and 12, and for Year 10 students for the VCE component of their studies. Specialist schools will operate as normal.

School holidays will be extended by one week for all other students.

Teachers will return to schools from next week and will provide a supervised program for students who cannot be supervised at home, and for vulnerable children.

‘This is a challenging time and it is vital we all play our part in minimising the risk of the Covid19 virus spreading further in our community,’ CEM Executive Director Jim Miles said.

‘We will continue to actively monitor developments and work closely with the Victorian Departments of Education and Training (DET) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure school practices reflect current advice.

‘I also take this opportunity to remind any parents or carers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 to discuss fee relief with their school’, Mr Miles said."

Click here for more information and to view suburbs impacted in Melbourne.

Note that this applies to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne which includes Mitchell Shire schools in the North of Melbourne not regional schools in the diocese of Sale, Sandhurst or Ballarat.

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